Proverbs – Oct. 22, 2017 PM

Proverbs – Oct. 22, 2017 PM

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,
John 5:39 ESV
“Proverbs contain the law of heaven for life on earth. “
Notice the…
  1. Format of Proverbs
    • Discover the…
      1. Divisions of Proverbs
        1. The Proverbs of Solomon (chapters 1-24)
        2. The proverbs of Solomon copied by the men of Hezekiah (chapters 25-29)
        3. The sayings of Agur (chapter 30)
        4. The sayings of King Lemuel (chapter 31)
      2. Details of Proverbs
        1. Contrast
          • The contraction “but” is often used
        2. Complimentary
          • Contraction “and” is used
        3. Comparing
          • “Than”
        4. Completed
          • Hear, my son, and be wise, and direct your heart in the way. Be not among drunkards or among gluttonous eaters of meat, for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.
            Proverbs 23:19‭-‬21 ESV
  2. Function of Proverbs
    • Function to…
      1. Instruct
        1. Practical Instructions
          • Habits
            1. Diet
            2. Work
            3. Friendships
            4. Being lazy
            5. Being foolish
            6. Involving wickedness
        2. Spiritual instructions
          • Heart
            • Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
              Proverbs 4:23 ESV
            • A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.
              Proverbs 14:30 ESV
      2. Inspire
        • then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
          Proverbs 2:5‭-‬6 ESV
        • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord , and turn away from evil.
          Proverbs 3:5‭-‬7 ESV